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Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit's Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.

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America's 'Best Restroom 2014' Is Verdant And Curvy

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The top bathroom in America is currently at Philadelphia's Longwood Gardens, where 17 commodious chambers are built into what the facility says is the largest "green wall" on the continent.

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Gilead Buys Shortcut For FDA Drug Review For $125 Million

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration priority review voucher comes from a Canadian company that got it by developing a drug for leishmaniasis, a disease long neglected by pharmaceutical companies.

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NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move; TV Land will reportedly stop airing Cosby Show reruns.

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Bill Limiting NSA Surveillance Practices Fails In Senate

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The USA Freedom Act had the support of not only the White House and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy but also that of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The House had already approved it.

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Senate Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline Bill, In A Close Vote

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The controversial project to expand an oil pipeline running from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico has failed to get the approval of Congress.

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FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge's Ruling

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Overturning a federal judge's ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the NTSB says the agency can regulate such drones as "aircraft."

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Man Gets 8 Months In Jail After Driving VW Hatchback Onto Race Track

Monday, November 17, 2014

The prank might represent a daydream of many would-be racers. But it also proved why such dreams should be pursued with both care and the proper equipment.

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Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

Monday, November 17, 2014

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

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Ahead Of Ferguson Decision, Governor Declares Emergency

Monday, November 17, 2014

Gov. Jay Nixon's decision clears the way for the National Guard and state agencies to work together to help quell any potential unrest related to the Michael Brown case.

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U.K.'s Anglican Church Will Enable Women To Become Bishops

Monday, November 17, 2014

"Today we can begin to embrace a new way of being the church," the archbishop of Canterbury says. The move comes two decades after the church first ordained women as priests, in 1994.

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Halliburton To Buy Baker Hughes For $34.6 Billion

Monday, November 17, 2014

The deal, which must be approved by regulators, would combine the world's second- and third-largest oilfield services providers. The new company would be a formidable rival to Schlumberger Ltd.

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'Shirtstorm' Leads To Apology From European Space Scientist

Friday, November 14, 2014

As the Rosetta mission made history by putting a lander on a comet, one of its leading scientists drew wide criticism for wearing a shirt featuring lingerie-clad women.

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Comet Lander Deploys Drill, But Could Lose Power Tonight

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fearing that Philae's batteries won't last past Friday, engineers are looking at possible ways to help it get more power from its solar panels. One ray of hope: Its comet is heading toward the sun.

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid Up To $18 Billion In Fines

Friday, November 14, 2014

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act. And on Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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Obama Critiques Myanmar's Reforms Alongside Opposition Leader

Friday, November 14, 2014

President Obama split time between two leaders Friday, meeting separately with President Thein Sein, a former general, and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a former political prisoner.

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Reports: Obama Will Approve Immigrant Work Permits For Millions

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to address immigration, President Obama will remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people, says The New York Times.

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Woman Sues For The Right To Go Topless In Chicago

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sonoko Tagami is suing for the right to be topless in public after she received a ticket for indecent exposure at a Chicago beach.

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3 Potential Ebola Therapies To Be Tested; Liberia Lifts Emergency

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Two of the therapies that medical teams plan to start testing next month involve antiviral drugs. Meanwhile, in Liberia, the president has lifted a state of emergency.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The two bills' sponsors โ€” Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. โ€” are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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